The freedman

At the first signal the indefatigable hurricane
Calumniates burlesque creeds
Refreshed it concentrates millions of points
Monosyllabic in the direction
Of the eternal


Within its labyrinth of concessions
Man collaborates in the concert of the world
And tempers his wrath


Like a dagger of elsewhere
An unfavorable scheme manipulates him
Who has not dared believe


Distress temporizes outrage
The slave has not chosen the shark
In the umbrage of degrading irons
But the pensive bird
A temporary eclipse
Time to condemn its importance


Renouncement of arrogance
Renouncement of transgression
The slave opts for a new hope


The witnessing of his ills passes through his drunkenness


Paul Novis